• Register Today It's free! This box and some ads will disappear once registered!

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^

Door speaker cuts in and out.


Stangfire

New Member
Joined
September 11, 2019
Messages
11
Reaction score
1
City, State
East Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
Year, Model & Trim Level
2003 Exploer XLT, 4.0L
Other then the obvious broken wire in the door jam area is there any other common reasons why the drivers door speaker would cut in and out?

I checked the wires and found it cracked. I fixed it but it still happens the odd time. Maybe my fix is not good enough.
 


Join the Elite Explorers for $20 per year. Gets rid of the ads! New $5 per month "try out" option.

Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create and save more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.




TechGuru

Well-Known Member
Joined
August 23, 2015
Messages
1,991
Reaction score
244
Location
Texas
Year, Model & Trim Level
2003 XLS 4X4 4.0L FLEX








J_C

Well-Known Member
Joined
July 30, 2009
Messages
3,050
Reaction score
350
City, State
Florence, KY
Year, Model & Trim Level
1998 XLT 4WD 4.0L SOHC
How often does it do it, like cut in and out continuously or a few seconds or minutes or days or ??

Speakers don't usually heal themselves, though at certain temperatures you could have the speaker voice coil shorting out. If the problem can be caught or reliably replicated when it's happening then you can measure for coil resistance with a multimeter (single digit ohms) and for signal coming from the radio (~20VAC meter scale) while playing music.

Did it seem to work better after you fixed it? How exactly did you fix it? The thing about those wires in the door jam is that if you find one frayed apart and just solder it back together at the break, you now have the rest of that wire which was also weakened from flexing, but now flexing even more because the solder joint creates a smaller flexible area of wire remaining.

In my opinion the better way to fix a fraying wire there is to insert a new piece of wire between the two broken ends, silicone insulated high strand count wire which is far more flexible than the factory wire was. You can usually find this type of wire sold in short(er) lengths from merchants catering to the R/C hobbyist on Amazon, ebay, local hobby shops, etc because this wire is commonly used as battery hookup wire. It's a shame Ford didn't use this type of wire in the first place.
 




massacre

Elite Explorer
Joined
January 24, 2018
Messages
873
Reaction score
182
Year, Model & Trim Level
‘94 Explorer
‘19 Nautilus
Are the front and rear speakers the same?
Thanks
 




TechGuru

Well-Known Member
Joined
August 23, 2015
Messages
1,991
Reaction score
244
Location
Texas
Year, Model & Trim Level
2003 XLS 4X4 4.0L FLEX




massacre

Elite Explorer
Joined
January 24, 2018
Messages
873
Reaction score
182
Year, Model & Trim Level
‘94 Explorer
‘19 Nautilus
Thanks just ordered (4) 6x8 speakers
 




TechGuru

Well-Known Member
Joined
August 23, 2015
Messages
1,991
Reaction score
244
Location
Texas
Year, Model & Trim Level
2003 XLS 4X4 4.0L FLEX




Trollslayer

New Member
Joined
June 7, 2018
Messages
22
Reaction score
1
Location
Heart of Dixie!
City, State
Saraland, AL
Year, Model & Trim Level
2003 4.6 Eddie Bauer
The wiring going through the door is too short.
 




Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
S Door Speaker clip/pin removal? Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 0
C Front Door speaker issue 03 XLT Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 2
F Driver Door Electrical Problems, Door Ajar Light Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 4
K '03 Mountaineer Broken Door Handle Cable Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 2
T Door wiring Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 8
M What does this round blue plug in my Drivers side door go to ? Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 5
M 2002 Explorer Sport 4WD 2 door Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 0
N Dome light stays on BUT no door ajar Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 3
J Door ajar idiot light won't turn off despite all doors being securely closed Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 10
M door ajar issues Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 2
M Lessons learned, electrical issues (door ajar, power windows, out side rear view mirrors, power locks) Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 2
Y Custom door chime for 2005 Explorer Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 4
L blend door Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 1
B 02 Explorer: Passenger side door ajar switch work on drivers side Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 3
H Passenger side HVAC blend door Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 1
M drivers side door lock wont lock Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 1
H 2002 ex sport 2 door rear fender flares. Cover rust cant find flares aftermarket?? Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 0
H 2002 ex sport 2 door rocker panel help. Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 3
W Door ajar Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 0
E What triggers "Door ajar" light ? Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 4
S Window / Door Issues Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 0
V Opposite door ajar problem Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 1
F Door ajar Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 4
Z Number and location of Blend door actuator in mountaineer with dual and automatic climate control? Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 0
I 2002 Eddie Bauer Interior door moldings? Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 1
S Can I put a door code thing on a truck without it? What about automatic lights? Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 7
G New life to bumpers, fender flares, and door cladding Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 1
S First: Door jamb wiring/ power window issue.. NOW: No dash cluster, radio, AC!?!? Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 6
T Driver's Door Keyless Entry Pad Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 0
D 2002 Mercury Mountaineer Door Actuator / Lock Issue Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 3
0 2003 Explorer XLT Blend Door Change-out Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 3
0 Door code Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 1
M No Start or Crank, also random door ajar and info center reset Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 2
E 2002 Explorer XLT power door locks Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 0
C Wrong blend door actuater installed Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 2
W 2002 Ford Explorer Missing 2 wires to Blend Door? Did it ever work? Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 1
R 04 Explorer NBX actuator, air door or drain? Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 1
R Autolamp, door ajar, senile HVAC, no unlock Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 1
J Door ajar light on Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 6
F Door Ajar Issue Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 14
R 2002 XLT, Radio doesn't turn off when door locks. Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 1
F Fresh air door always open Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 0
M Door wire harness Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 3
J door lock relays Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 0
J Door switch not turning off stereo (accessory circuit) Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 13
E Driver's door swap? Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 1
M Door lock button codes Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 0
Number4 Door key lock doesn’t work Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 10
J Door locks stopped working Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 7
T Door Ajar Warning Won't Go Away Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers 11

Similar threads

Top